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15 people share the extreme rules they grew up with at home.

15 people share the extreme rules they grew up with at home.

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When you're a kid, you might assume everything that goes on in your house is normal because you don't know any other way.

And then when you get older and go out in the world a bit, you might realize that your family's rules unique — or even downright bizarre.

One Reddit user asked, "What was a house rule you had as a kid that you thought was completely normal until you grew up and realized not all households followed?" More than 10,000 people responded. Here are some of the standouts.

1. It's fun when parents find new names for bribery.

My mum used to pay me to be my own babysitter between the ages of 10-14 or so. The rule was that as long as I didn't make a mess and I'd put myself to bed by the time she got home then I got $10 in the morning. - anxiousjellybean

2. This parent was an evil genius.

Maybe it's not a "house" rule. But when I was six my mom told me that if a behaved she would let me skip school on Saturdays and Sundays. One day my teacher said "see ya Monday" and I knew - missdontcare_

Sources: Reddit
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